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Compiled by Christine A. Pruzin, Digital Reference Specialist

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The Library of Congress American Memory project, Primary Sources by State, State Resource Guides, and other digital initiatives provide free access through the Internet to the treasures of the Library’s collections that document America’s history, culture, and creativity. Across the country, the archives, cultural institutions, museums, and libraries of many states are collaborating to create similar projects. They provide unprecedented access to materials that document local and regional growth and development as well as a look at the cultures and traditions that have made individual states and communities unique. The following is a compilation of state and regional digital projects and collaborations identified thus far. For each project, the primary institution or institutions overseeing the project are noted. The list will expand as new projects become available.

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Alabama

  • Alabama Department of Archives and History Digital Archives
    Featured are photographs, manuscripts, and government records from the collections of the state archives.  Access to some of these materials is also available through AlabamaMosaic.
  • AlabamaMosaic
    Administered by the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries; partners include state agencies as well as public and academic libraries.   
  • Encyclopedia of Alabama
    This is a partnership of statewide leaders in the areas of the humanities and education. Auburn University and the Alabama Humanities Foundation are the principal developers.

Alaska

  • Alaska’s Digital Archives
    Initial partners in this collaborative project include the Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and the Alaska State Library in Juneau. Additional partners have joined the effort.
  • SLED: Statewide Library Electronic Doorway
    Developed by the Alaska State Library and University of Alaska libraries. This single interface provides access to an extensive array of information resources including Alaska's Digital Archives and other digital projects.

    See also Multi-state collaborations

Arizona

  • Arizona Memory Project
    A designated Arizona Centennial 2012 legacy project in support of the Arizona State Centennial Celebration under the auspices of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Cultural institutions across the state provide materials.

    See also Multi-state collaborations

Arkansas

  • Arkansas History Commission
    As the official archives of the state, the commission collects and preserves the source materials of the history of Arkansas. Access to digital materials is provided through the CARAT databases and other resources.
  • The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies/Arkansas Studies Institute
    A partnership between the Central Arkansas Library System and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock through which millions of documents and photographs on Arkansas history have been made available for public use. Some of these materials are accessible through the Online Collections.
  • The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture
    Initiated by The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System. An Editorial Board composed of a diverse group of educators, historians, librarians, and others, reviews content and media for inclusion.

California

  • California Digital Library (CDL)
    Established in 1997 under the University of California (UC) with a wholly digital charter, the California Digital Library (CDL) has a broad mission of providing access to the world’s knowledge for UC campuses and their communities. Among its many collaborative projects, Calisphere and the Online Archive of California are especially rich in materials related to California history and its culture.
  • San Fernando Valley History Digital Library
    The Oviatt Library at California State University/Northridge provides digital access to materials in their collections that demonstrate the socio-economic changes and cultural evolution of the area from the early 19th century through the end of the 20th century.

Colorado

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Connecticut

  • Connecticut History Online
    A collaboration of Connecticut libraries, museums, and historical societies making available digital primary sources together with associated interpretive and educational materials. It is a content partner for the Connecticut Humanities Council's program ConnecticutHistory.org.
  • ConnecticutHistory.org
    This project of the Connecticut Humanities Council provides new content and connections each week through essays and short reflections that connect to the historic places, primary source images, documents, and objects that make up the historical record of Connecticut.
  • Connecticut State Library Digital Collections
    Materials featured in these collections are from the State Library, the Museum of Connecticut History, and the State Archives.

Delaware

Florida

  • Florida Memory Project
    The State Archives of Florida provides online access to primary records that illustrate significant moments in the state’s history, as well as to educational resources and other historical materials in its collections.
  • Florida on Florida
    Administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, this site provides access to digital collections from repositories across the state. It is part of the Florida Electronic Library, a gateway to select Internet resources offering comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information.
  • Publication of Archival Library & Museum Materials (PALMM)
    Cooperative initiative of the public universities of Florida to provide digital access to important source materials.    Projects are high-quality virtual collections relevant to the students, research community, and general citizenry of Florida.

Georgia

  • Digital Library of Georgia
    Based at the University of Georgia, this project is an initiative of GALILEO, the state’s virtual library, which provides access to multiple information resources, some of which are password protected. Visitors beyond Georgia can access this non-password-protected resource.
  • Georgia’s Virtual Vault
    Provides access to items that are held by the Georgia Archives. Collections include wills, maps, trademark registrations, and so on.
  • The New Georgia Encyclopedia
    Project of the Georgia Humanities Council in partnership with many others including the Office of the Governor, GALILEO, and the University of Georgia libraries.

Hawaii

  • Hawaii State Archives
    A number of digitized state records, such as World War I service records and genealogical indexes, are currently available, with plans to add more.

Idaho

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Illinois

  • Encyclopedia of Chicago
    Presented by the Chicago History Museum, Chicago Historical Society, the Newberry Library, and Northwestern University, resource provides access to interpretive digital essays, digitized maps and photo galleries, and many other features.  Includes an extensive user's guide.
  • Illinois Digital Archives
    Portal to digitized materials provided by the Illinois State Library; some overlap with the materials provided through Illinois Harvest..
  • Illinois Harvest
    Provides access to digitized materials from the collections of the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign as well as other Illinois libraries, historical societies, museums, and cultural institutions.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Indiana

  • Indiana Historical Society Digital Image Collections
    From their extensive collections, the Indiana Historical Society provides online access to images related to the history of the state and other topics.
  • Indiana Memory
    A collaboration of Indiana libraries, museums, archives and other cultural organizations enabling access to Indiana's unique cultural and historical heritage through a variety of digital formats. It is a program of the Indiana State Library.
  • Indiana State Digital Archives
    The Indiana State Archives provides access to several record collections including wills, naturalization, land, and military records.

Iowa

  • Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
    Online repository of Iowa history and culture brings together documents, images, maps, finding aids, and other media from collections held by a wide range of organizations throughout Iowa. Major supporting institutions include the State Library of Iowa, University of Iowa, State Historical Society, Iowa State University, and University of Northern Iowa.
  • Iowa Pathways
    From Iowa Public Television, online learning environment with artifacts provided by partners such as the State Historical Society of Iowa and Graceland University, as well as state agencies, universities, and others.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Kansas

  • Kansas Memory
    Created by the Kansas Historical Society to share its historical collections via the Internet.
  • KU Digital Collections
    From the University of Kansas Libraries, these collections include several documenting the history of Kansas and the people who have lived there.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Kentucky

  • Kentucky Digital Library
    Digital project conceived by the State-Assisted Academic Library Council of Kentucky (SAALCK) to provide access to the special collections materials of its academic libraries. The project has expanded to include libraries from across the state, including public and special libraries.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Louisiana

  • KnowLA: The Encyclopedia of Louisiana
    Presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with most of Louisiana's major archives and special collections. This resource makes accurate, engaging, scholarly information about Louisiana's culture and history available to everyone.
  • LOUISiana Digital Library
    Libraries, museums, archives, historical groups, and other institutions across the state contribute materials to this resource. LOUIS: the Louisiana Library Network, provides technological support to participating institutions through a central support staff located on the Louisiana State University campus.
  • The Louisiana Purchase: a Heritage Explored
    A partnership between the Louisiana State University LIbraries and the New Orleans Public Library that provides access to materials that document the remarkable ethnic and cultural heritage of Louisiana during the time between the Louisiana Purchase and the Battle of New Orleans.

Maine

  • Maine Memory Network
    Developed and managed by the Maine Historical Society, this site includes contributions from historical societies, libraries, and other cultural institutions.

Maryland

  • Digital Maryland
    Collaborative, statewide digitization program headquartered at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center in Baltimore.
  • Maryland Historical Society-Collections Online
    Includes materials from the collections of the HIstorical Society's Library and Museum.
  • WHILBR: Western Maryland's Historical Library
    Heritage and cultural institutions and individuals from Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties in Western Maryland have collaborated with WHILBR to digitize materials from their collections and share them through this site.

Massachusetts

  • American Centuries...view from New England
    Features a digital collection of approximately 2000 objects and transcribed document pages from Memorial Hall Museum and Library in Deerfield, Massachusetts. The site provides a number of unique features including interactive activities and customized chronologies.
  • Digital Commonwealth
    Portal to the rich cultural heritage of Massachusetts. Initially led by the Boston Public Library and several regional library systems, over a hundred repositories, including museums, colleges, libraries, and others, have made their digital collections accessible through this site.
  • Digital Treasures
    A cooperative digital library project conceived and designed by the Central/Western Massachusetts Resource Sharing library network and the Central & Western Massachusetts Regional Library Systems.

Michigan

  • The Making of Modern Michigan
    Collaborative digital project involving more than 50 Michigan libraries. Headed by the Michigan State University Libraries in partnership with the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Library Consortium.
  • Seeking Michigan
    With the support of the Leota and Talbert Abrams Foundation, the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan developed this site to provide access to unique historical information that promotes Michigan's cultural heritage.
  • Virtual Motor City
    The Wayne State University Library System and the Walter P. Reuther Library, home to the University Archives and the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, present digitized images from the Detroit News Collection of original negatives held by the Reuther Library.

Minnesota

  • Minnesota Digital Library
    Created by the Minnesota Digital Library Coalition, library and museum professionals from Minnesota’s cultural heritage organizations, to support education, scholarship, and personal enrichment. Representative materials accessible from this site are found in the collections Minnesota Reflections and Minnesota Maps Online.

Mississippi

  • Mississippi Archives
    The Mississippi Department of Archives and History provides online access to records from government agencies and officials, as well as historical materials from their collections.
  • Mississippi Digital Library
    Mississippi's first effort to develop the infrastructure, collaboration model, standards, and workflow to support a lasting state cooperative digital library program. Partners in the project include the University of Southern Mississippi, Delta State University, the University of Mississippi, Tougaloo College, Jackson State University, and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
  • University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections
    MIssissippi was a focal point in the struggle for civil rights, with Hattiesburg, the home of the University of Southern Mississippi, being a major center of activity. The Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive was the first major digital collection and several Mississippi-specific collections are now accessible. These collections are also accessible through the Mississippi Digital Library.

Missouri

  • Missouri Digital Heritage
    Coordinated by the Missouri Digitization Planning Project to provide access to digital collections and exhibits created by the cultural and scientific heritage institutions of Missouri. Administered by the Missouri State Library and Missouri State Archives, in partnership with the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Montana

  • Montana Memory Project
    The Montana State Library presents this digital library and archives of items relating to Montana's cultural heritage. Many Montana libraries, museums, archives, and cultural institutions are contributing to this collection that serves as a resource for education, business, pleasure, and lifelong learning.

     See Multi-state collaborations

Nebraska

  • Nebraska Memories
    The Nebraska Library Commission oversees this cooperative project that digitizes Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and makes them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet.
  • Nebraska Western Trails
    Access to Nebraska materials included in a collaborative digital project of historic source materials related to the western migration of the U.S. population. The Nebraska Library Commission coordinated the state's efforts.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Nevada

     See also Multi-state collaborations

New Hampshire

New Jersey

  • New Jersey Digital Highway
    Project was conceived, promoted and developed as a collaborative effort by cultural heritage organizations throughout New Jersey. Educators can access Electronic New Jersey, which provides curriculum units on New Jersey history that integrate the source materials provided by partners in this project.

New Mexico

     See also Multi-state collaborations

New York

  • The Digital Collections
    A gateway to primary source materials held by the State Archives, State Library, and State Museum.
  • Excelsior: New York State Library/Archives/Museum Catalog
    An online catalog interface to the digital collections as well as important materials held by other New York State repositories.
  • Hudson River Valley Heritage
    Administered by the Southeastern NY Library Resources Council, the collection provides digital access to historic and unique collections owned by cultural heritage institutions of the Southeastern Region of New York.
  • New York Heritage
    A project of NY 3Rs Association and part of the New York State Board of Regent's New York Digital Collection initiative, this research portal is a gateway to freely accessible digital collections of libraries, museums and archives from all over the state.

North Carolina

  • DigitalNC: North Carolina's Digital Heritage
    A statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online.
  • Eastern North Carolina Digital Library
    This project brings together local history materials, historical fiction related to these localities, and museum artifacts that highlight Eastern North Carolina's rich past. East Carolina University's Joyner Library and other partners have worked with area educators to refine the site to better meet the needs of teachers, students, and other users.
  • North Carolina Digital Collections
    A joint project of the State Archives and the State Library of North Carolina, the goal of these collections is to support instructional and research needs related to the history and culture of North Carolina.
  • NCpedia
    Created through a partnership between the State Library of North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, and NC Live. Additional partnerships are being formed to add more content, images and media about North Carolina to this expanding resource.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

North Dakota

Ohio

  • The Cleveland Memory Project
    This project showcases the Special Collections of the Cleveland State University Library. Materials are presented through web exhibits and features such as the Cleveland Digital Library.
  • The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
    Sponsored jointly by Case Western Reserve University and the Western Reserve Historical Society, provides access to more extensive and continuously updated material than previous print editions. Includes high-resolution photos from the archives of many sources such as the Cleveland Public Library and the Plain Dealer, to enhance understanding of the content.
  • Ohio History Central
    A project of the Ohio Historical Society, this resource documents Ohio's natural history, prehistory, and history through encyclopedic-style entries complemented with multimedia elements.
  • Ohio Memory
    A collaborative digital library project of the Ohio Historical Society and the State Library of Ohio, which includes collections from more than 354 cultural heritage institutions from all of Ohio’s 88 counties. Established by the Ohio Historical Society in 2000, the mission of the Ohio Memory Project is to provide access to historical treasures of Ohio, bringing together primary sources from all parts of the state.

Oklahoma

  • Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture
    This online version is a joint project of the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma State University Library Electronic Publishing Center. Entries for the Encyclopedia were prepared by project staff, OHS Publications Division staff, and by more than five hundred university-based scholars and independent historians and scholars.
  • Oklahoma Digital Prairie
    Oklahoma Department of Libraries presents selected digital collections of documents, photographs, posters, maps, and other materials representing Oklahoma's rich, vibrant history.
  • University of Oklahoma Western History Collections
    Special collection within the University libraries system whose purpose is to provide access to materials relating to the development of the Trans-Mississippi West and Native American cultures.

Oregon

  • Oregon Blue Book
    Official directory and fact book compiled by the Oregon State Archives. Primary goal is to help the citizens of Oregon understand and gain access to their government and related institutions. Also provides access to hundreds of Oregon art and culture institutions, newspapers, and more.
  • The Oregon Encyclopedia
    A collaborative project of Portland State University and the Oregon Historical Society and part of the celebration of Oregon's State Sesquicentennial in 2009. Still in development, it will contain thousands of entries interspersed with images, documents, and maps.
  • Oregon History Project
    The Oregon Historical Society created this online resource for learning about Oregon's past. The Historical Records section includes digitized materials from the Society's collections. The Learning Center is aimed at teachers and students and incorporates digitized primary sources in the lesson plans and other activities presented.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Pennsylvania

  • Historic Pittsburgh
    Project conceived and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library. Collaborative content providers include the Heinz History Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Chatham College Archives, and Pittsburgh History & Landmark Foundation.
  • Life in Western Pennsylvania
    Highlighted are the resources of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania and the Senator John Heinz History Center.
  • POWER Library: Pennsylvania's Electronic Library
    This online portal is a service of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and is hosted by HSLC. PA Photos & Documents is one of the features of this portal that includes digitized photos, documents, and other artifacts from libraries and institutions across the Commonwealth.

Rhode Island

South Carolina

  • Lowcountry Digital Library
    A collaboration of seven repositories in the Charleston, South Carolina area including College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, The Citadel, Charleston County Public Library, Gibbes Museum, Historic Charleston Foundation, and Beaufort County Library. They seek to provide free online access to unique materials that document the history and culture of the region.
  • South Carolina Digital Library
    Collaborative effort of South Carolina schools, libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions initiated by the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL). Seeks to create and maintain a digital library to provide access to South Carolina’s historical and cultural resources.
  • University of South Carolina Libraries Digital Collections
    The University of South Carolina Libraries provides online access to materials from its many collections related to the history of South Carolina through this interface. Included is a selection of materials especially for South Carolina teachers, SC Digital Academy.

South Dakota

  • Digital Library of South Dakota
    The libraries of six Board of Regents colleges and universities in the state of South Dakota have collaborated to make a variety of unique collections available in digitally searchable and accessible versions.
  • South Dakota State Library: Digital Collections
    These collections reflect the history and culture of South Dakota. Included are newspaper articles, state documents, photographs, and more.

Tennessee

  • The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture
    Joint project of the Tennessee Historical Society and the University of Tennessee Press. Articles are accompanied by images, audio files, and other types of materials.
  • Volunteer Voices
    Statewide digitization program provides online access to sources that document Tennessee’s rich history and culture. Collaborative effort of Tennessee archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and schools. The primary goal is to include resources that significantly relate to the K-12 Tennessee social studies curriculum.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Texas

  • The Handbook of Texas Online
    Multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association. Multimedia index provides a shortcut to the images and audio and video files.
  • The Portal to Texas History
    Digital gateway hosted by the University of North Texas(UNT). Planned content embraces all geographic areas of Texas and prehistory through the twentieth century. Designed to appeal to historians, students and lifelong learners. UNT seeks collaborative partners to bring diverse content to the portal
  • Preservation Houston: Museum of Houston
    Project founded and managed by the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance. Project partners include Rice University, which provides the technical infrastructure and support for the Web site and repository, along with other leading educational and cultural institutions in the Houston area.
  • Texas Heritage Online
    Unified acess to historical materials presented by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative (THDI). THDI is a cooperative project seeking to identify, describe, digitize, preserve, and make available special collections of history and culture held by the diverse cultural institutions throughout Texas.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Utah

  • Pioneer, Utah's Online Library
    Created by the Utah State Library to provide access to a variety of online resources including the freely accessible digital collections found in Digital Utah, which is made up of collaborative collections, digitized newspapers, and other materials from Utah repositories.
  • Utah Education Network
    In partnership with the Utah State Office of Education and Higher Ed Utah, provides access to a wide array of materials including primary sources related to the history of Utah.
  • Utah History Encyclopedia
    Originally published in print form by the University of Utah in celebration of the state’s centennial celebration, the online version includes historical photographs provided by the Utah State Historical Society.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Vermont

  • Digital Collections at Middlebury
    Library & Information Services at Middlebury College is creating and collecting a set of digital resources for the Middlebury College community and other interested users.
  • University of Vermont Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives
    Unique research collections made available online by the University of Vermont. Members of the UVM community, other scholars, and the general public participate as users and creators of CDI resources. The CDI works with users to integrate digital collections in their research, teaching, and learning strategies.

Virginia

  • Encyclopedia Virginia
    An online resource being published by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities that explores the commerce, history, culture, arts, and sciences of the Commonwealth.
  • The Library of Virginia
    Learn about the collections, services, and resources available to the public, educators, state agencies and others. The LVA online catalog provides access to the broad array of collections. Their new initiative, Virginia Memory, provides a portal to the online collections, electronic exhibits, and rich historical content.
  • Virginia Memory
    As the Library of Virginia's online presence, this site is designed to offer their various constituencies access to digital collections that highlight the richness of their holdings in flexible, yet integrated ways.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Washington

  • HistoryLink.org: The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History
    Produced by History Ink, a not-for-profit corporation, resource includes features mostly unique to the site. There are features particularly useful to educators but also materials of interest to all users. An extensive number of partners contribute on varying levels. The site also seeks donors.
  • Washington Rural Heritage
    This initiative of the Washington State Library enables small, rural libraries and cultural institutions to create digital collections that highlight institutional holdings and tell the stories of their communities.
  • Washington State Library Digital Collections and Resources
    The Washington State Library offers several digital collections from its many historical resources. All of these collections will continue to grow as more books, maps, newspapers and manuscripts are scanned.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

West Virginia

  • West Virginia Memory Project
    West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Archives and History section provides databases and access to primary source materials.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Wisconsin

Wyoming

  • Western Trails - Wyoming Collection
    Access to the Wyoming resources included in a collaborative digital project of historic source materials related to the western migration of the U.S. population.
  • Wyoming Memory
    Portal to the state’s rich collections documenting Wyoming’s history. A project of the Wyoming Statewide Digitization Committee, whose membership includes representatives from a wide range of Wyoming’s cultural institutions. Hosted and maintained by the University of Wyoming Libraries.

     See also Multi-state collaborations

Multi-State Collaborations

  • American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement
    A collaborative project undertaken by the Wisconsin Historical Society and National History Day to provide a wide range of geographical, cultural, and chronological information about the exploration of North America. An editorial advisory committee of scholars and librarians from across the nation helped to select the included texts.
  • Civil War in the American South
    Provides a central portal to access digital collections from the Civil War Era (1850-1865) held by members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries.
  • Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive
    Collaboration of repositories in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington State. Database provides access to materials with thematic coherence that document the history of the region’s ethnic groups including African Americans, Basque Americans, Chinese Americans, and others. Site is enriched with materials that seek to assist in the interpretation, research, and public discussion of ethnic history sources.
  • A Digital Collection Celebrating the Founding of the Historically Black College and University(HBCU)
    Product of a partnership between the HBCU Library Alliance, Cornell University Library, HBCU Institutions, and the Southeastern Library Network. It is intended to highlight the contributions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to American history, while encouraging scholarship and a broader collaboration between HBCU libraries and other organizations.
  • Digital Library of Appalachia
    Collaboration of Appalachian College Association member libraries, including institutions from Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Online access to historical materials from collections related to the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region. Seeks to generate interest and encourage continued scholarship for the region.
  • Digital Public Library of America
    This site brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums in a single platform and portal, providing free, open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage.
  • Heritage West
    Result of the efforts of the Collaborative Digitization Program in Colorado. Originally launched as Heritage Colorado, the project includes resources from nine additional Western states--Arizona, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
  • Mountain West Digital Library
    Gateway to digital content from cultural institutions in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho. Mountain West defines the region of the contributors but the content provided extends beyond the history of the region with an interest in promoting an informed citizenry.
  • Northwest Digital Archives
    Collaborative project provides enhanced access to archival and manuscript collections in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Alaska, and Washington. For the most part it contains only finding aids, with links to some digitized items in the collections. Significant subject commonalities include the major economic forces in the region, Native American language and culture, and the place of religious communities in the region.
  • Rocky Mountain Online Archive
    Source of information about archival collections from Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Access finding aids for institutions throughout these states. The Heritage West collection is a companion component that provides access to digitized artifacts.
  • Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive
    Grant-funded consortium of cultural institutions mostly from the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois has contributed the images to this collection. View the Mississippi region along the Illinois/Iowa border as seen through the eyes of late 19th and early 20th-century inhabitants of the area.
  • Western Waters Digital Library
    A collaborative regional project created by project participants in eight western states--Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. It is dedicated to providing access to water-related resources about the Trans-Mississippi region of North America.

 

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